Leaders of local congregations and an advocacy group want to make sure every vote is counted. A day after the general election, Quad Cities Interfaith, One Human Family, and Progressive Action for the Common Good held a Zoom conference to promote unity and democracy.
Dr. Matthew Coomber, a theology professor from Saint Ambrose University, says he and the other leaders are concerned that every vote will not be counted. He cited a Texas lawsuit that attempted to have election officials throw out thousands of ballots collected during a drive-through operation.
Rabbi Linda Bertenthal, from Temple Emmanuel in Davenport, says everyone should be patient because it's taking longer to count the increased number of absentee ballots. And as a "proud Navy mom," she wants all absentee ballots from members of the military to be valid and their votes counted.
UPDATE 11/06/2020: The rally and prayer vigil will be held online, not in person as originally planned. Information about how to join the virtual event is on QC Interfaith's Facebook page HERE.
One Human Family QCA, Quad Cities Interfaith, and Progressive Action for the Common Good will also host a rally and prayer vigil this weekend.
On Saturday at 1 pm, Every Vote Counts will be held at Vander Veer Park in Davenport.